State of Indonesia’s Forests report 2009-2013
The State of Indonesia’s Forests report, published by Forest Watch Indonesia, provides data on forest cover change in Indonesia between 2009 – 2013, and projections of future forest loss. The report found that during the period of 2009 – 2013, Indonesia lost an average of 1.13 million hectares a year.
Findings from the study include that:
- 25 percent (atau 44 million ha) of Indonesia’s total land area has been allocated land permits in the form of logging permits (Natural Forest Timber Production Permits, IUPHHK-HA), timber plantation permits (Plantation Forest Timber Production Permit, IUPHHK-HT), palm oil plantations and mining permits.
- 11 million ha of natural forests have been allocated for logging, 1.5 million ha for timber plantations, 1.5 million for industrial plantations (largely palm oil), and 10 million ha for mining.
- 7 million ha of land allocated for permits overlaps with other permits.
- There are 41 million ha of natural forest areas lack any form of institutions responsible for managing these areas.
Forest Watch Indonesia